Game Time Go-To: CHEESY IPA FONDUE / by Anthony Michael Contrino

Like cheese?  Like beer?  Introducing your new game day go-to, Cheesy IPA Fondue.  This hoppy and stringy cheese dip pairs perfectly with soft pretzels or tortilla chips.  Feel free to swap out the IPA with your favorite brew.

Photo: Andrea Patton Photography

Photo: Andrea Patton Photography

Cheesy IPA Fondue

8 ounces sharp cheddar, grated

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 cup IPA

4 ounces cream cheese

6 ounces muenster cheese, grated

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, toss the flour with the cheddar cheese.  Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring the IPA to a simmer.  Add the cream cheese.  Use the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula to help break up the cream cheese.  Add the muenster and cheddar cheeses and stir to melt.  Use a whisk to help smooth out any lumps.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Serve immediately, or transfer to a slow cooker, on the lowest setting, to keep warm.